I have an idea for a T-shirt for one of our local companies that makes them:
Kyrie and KD
Board Man and PG13
LeBron and The Brow
The Beard and Russ
Steph and Klay
Ja and Jaren
I used that as my trivia team name one week, but it didn’t win because people thought it was too long.
Statistic I found on social media yesterday: 24 kids went home from St. Jude last week, cancer-free. Now they have their whole lives ahead of them, and their families won’t face a mountain of medical debt, because St. Jude never bills for treatment. Want to help make sure it stays that way? Either run in the Breakaway-Bardog 5K next Sunday or come to Monroe Avenue Fest and make a donation.
Yeah, I’m going to be talking about that event a lot this coming week. Here, I’ll even give you one more reason you should go: The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck is going to be there.
Exposure Memphis happens at FedExForum Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 8 PM. Presented by New Memphis and Independent Bank, this is your chance to learn about over 150 Memphis businesses and organizations. The Beale Street Flippers will perform. Now, in past years they have had a celebrity kickball game, but since the event is not at AutoZone Park, they don’t have a diamond. So they’re switching it up this year and doing 2019 Bicentennial Games, a take on the Olympic™ Games with your favorite local celebrities.
(Kudos to them, by the way, on capturing the spirit of the Olympic™ Games without violating any trademarks)
The W.C. Handy House at Fourth and Beale is once again open to the public. W.C. Handy, considered the father of the blues, lived in the house during his time in Memphis.
Elvis: Ultimate Gospel happens at the Halloran Centre today at 11 AM. David Lee, a former Grand Champion Elvis tribute artist, will perform gospel, the music Elvis always said he loved doing the most, as The King.
Oh, dear Lord. Pabst, seeing the success of White Claw, is getting in the seltzer game with PBR Stronger Seltzer. It clocks in at a whopping 8%. This is one Pabst product I won’t be trying.
Carolina Watershed is having a kids’ hour today at noon. There will be $2 hot dogs, a water slide, yard games, eating contests, and a photo booth. For adults there will be drink specials.
Get an extra card when you bring your dog to bingo today at Loflin Yard. 4-6 PM.
Primas Bakery + Boutique will host a Finding Nemo tea party today at 1:30. Participants get a Nemo-themed platter of a a French macaron, a Petit Four, a donut and a cookie. The movie will be shown and there will be tea, coffee, and punch.
There will be sunset jazz in Court Square today from 6 to 8. Family-friendly and free. You can bring your own food or visit the food trucks that will be there. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Elvis fans: Backbeat Tours is doing Hound Dog Tours all this week. They start from Alfred’s at 197 Beale. Visit Humes High where Elvis went to school, Sun Studio where he recorded, the Overton Park Shell where he performed, the Memphian Theater, the Chisca Hotel where “That’s All Right Mama” was played on the radio for the first time, and the Audubon Drive House. There’s an option add-on tour of the apartment in Lauderdale Courts (now Uptown Square) where Elvis lived with his mother as a teenager.
All right, since I have some time-sensitive items in this post, I’m going to hit Publish. I have a couple of wrestling-related news items and I also want to do some fantasy booking. That post will be up in a little while.